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Certificate in Finance Essentials

The online certificate in finance essentials offered at Loyola University New Orleans introduces non-financial managers to foundational topics in finance. The courses will help you become conversant in critical financial terminology, and you'll learn how to calculate key financial management indicators. You will learn how to assess your organization's financial health by reviewing balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow, and you will discover how finance and accounting tools can be used to support informed decision making within organizations.

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Features of the Program

Each course in the finance essentials certificate program features video commentary and interactive learning exercises. The program can be completed at any time on the schedule that works best for you. 

More key features of the program: 

  • Mobile-friendly and 100% online 
  • Guidance from subject matter experts 
  • Badge and credit-awarding

Finance Essentials Curriculum

Managers, business leaders, and professionals in any industry can benefit from a basic understanding of financial information. From reading a financial statement to making budgets and measuring risk, this certificate equips non-finance leaders with essential skills. 

Certificate Courses:

  • How to Read a Financial Statement
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Business Statistics
  • Financial Planning and Control
  • Time Value of Money and Risk
  • Understanding and Managing Budgets

Crediting Details:

  • PMI PDUs: 19
  • Power Skills PDUs: 0.25
  • Business Acumen PDUs: 13
  • Ways of Working PDUs: 5.75
  • IACET CEUs: 1.9 (Contact Hours: 19 hours)
  • HRCI Credits: 19 (Type: Specified - Strategic Business: 19)
  • SHRM PDCs: 19

View course descriptions and more information on the certificate purchasing page

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Have questions about the certificate in finance essentials? Contact Loyola’s Office of Professional and Continuing Studies to speak one-on-one with a member of our team.